Sarah Spain Archive

Sarah Spain

Contributor, espnW.com
Sarah Spain is a SportsCenter Anchor for Chicago's ESPN1000 and a reporter for ESPNChicago.com. She's a proud Cornell alum and a huge Chicago sports fan. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahSpain.
  • Commentary

    An open letter to armchair orthopedists

    In her first "That's What She Said" column, Sarah Spain calls on armchair orthopedists to give Jay Cutler a break.

    Nov 22 | By Sarah Spain

  • Athlete's Life

    Tessa Bonhomme wins 'Battle of the Blades'

    Olympic gold medal-winning hockey player Tessa Bonhomme takes a victorious spin as a figure skater on Canada's version of 'Battle of the Blades.'

    Nov 15 | By Sarah Spain

  • Commentary

    Kardashian divorce buries La Russa lead

    Tony La Russa's career spanned over 30 years. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries didn't last three months. Guess what got all the publicity Monday.

    Oct 31 | By Sarah Spain

  • Commentary

    FIFA must stand up for gay rights

    World soccer body should condemn ex-Nigeria coach and add gay-rights language to its statutes.

    Oct 29 | By Sarah Spain

  • Commentary

    Losing to win

    With hope for this season all but gone, fans are turning on their teams in hopes of landing Andrew Luck.

    Oct 26 3:15 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Commentary

    Windy City boasts the most die-hard female fans

    Sarah Spain, espnW's resident Chicago superfan, makes the case for the Windy City as the home of the best female sports fans in all the land.

    Oct 11 9:12 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • espnW Summit

    Sarah Spain -- I'm not the only woman in the room, finally

    The best part of the espnW Summit? For contributor Sarah Spain, it's being a part of a team committed to women's sports and athletes.

    Sep 28 | By Sarah Spain

  • espnW Summit

    What is W? Jane McManus answers the question

    espnW contributor Jane McManus wants to bring much more coverage to women's sports.

    Sep 27 4:27 PM ET | By Jane McManus

  • Athlete's Life

    U.S. pole vaulter leaps to new team

    U.S. pole vaulter Jillian Schwartz hopes switching to the Israeli team will jump-start her Olympic dreams.

    Sep 25 | By Sarah Spain

  • Lessons learned, on and off the court

    Sky rookie Courtney Vandersloot reflects on her first season in the WNBA and looks ahead to a summer abroad.

    Sep 16 | By Sarah Spain

  • Athlete's Life

    Tiffany Brooks covers all the bases

    The trailblazing reliever/first baseman reflects on playing in the men's Arizona Summer League and her quest to join an affiliated minor league team.

    Aug 26 | By Sarah Spain

  • Refereeing at highest level a long shot in NHL

    Since the women's game has evolved, female referees channeled their energies in that direction. The numbers are stacked against them on the men's side.

    Aug 12 | By Sarah Spain

  • Feeling Minnesota

    On a busy night in the WNBA, the spotlight is on the Lynx, who look for a franchise-best 10th straight win. Up in Toronto Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters highlight a full day of tennis at the Rogers Cup. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Aug 9 12:48 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Canada's Cup

    Canada is the home for a big week of tennis, as the men's and women's brackets of the Rogers Cup play during the same week for the first time. Today's tennis matches plus the best of baseball, in this edition of Games We're Watching.

    Aug 8 1:01 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Full speed ahead

    Provided there aren't any hiccups, the new NFL collective bargaining agreement will be ratified today, giving veteran free agents the green light to practice with their teams. For big name guys like Donovan McNabb and Chad Ochocinco, a fresh start begins.

    Aug 4 12:43 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Courtney Vandersloot adds burgers to hoops diet

    The Chicago Sky rookie enjoys a rare night out with friends, visiting DMK Burger Bar a few blocks from Wrigley Field.

    Aug 3 | By Sarah Spain

  • Made in the trades

    Baseball's trade deadline has come and gone, leaving fans cheering for some old faces in new places. Today a handful of teams will get a look at their new guys -- and get a feel for their chances down the stretch. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Aug 1 5:35 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • A wheeling and dealing weekend

    With the MLB trade deadline Sunday and deals coming fast and furious in the NFL, it's gonna be a busy weekend on and off the field. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jul 29 1:41 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Fanning the flames

    For the first time, baseball's hot stove looks downright cool, as a shortened NFL timeline has made football's free-agent frenzy even hotter. While the deals come fast and furious, the games must go on. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jul 28 1:26 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Future is tomorrow for Tulsa

    With a 1-14 mark overall and a winless record on the road, the Shock are dragging. With two promising rookies, Tulsa may turn things around.

    Jul 18 | By Sarah Spain

  • Fan voting makes sense in WNBA

    Though there have been some ridiculous choices in the NBA, fan interaction is important for a young league like the WNBA, regardless of the results.

    Jul 15 7:46 AM ET | By Sarah Spain